The Atlantic Immigration Pilot (AIP) has already helped thousands of skilled and semi-skilled workers immigrate to Canada. The region has offered 3,729 jobs through the AIP since inception and has helped 2,535 applicants and their families get permanent residence in Canada. Due to its tremendous success, the program has since been extended to December 2021.
This exciting new pilot, launched in March 2017, announced earlier this year that as of June 1, 2019, your spouse or common-law partner can now apply for an open work permit. The pilot has 3 programs that you can apply through, aimed at recent Atlantic Canada graduates, highly and intermediate-skilled workers.
Each program has its own requirements and if you are eligible you will have the opportunity to apply for permanent residence for both you and your loved ones.
The Atlantic Immigration pilot allows you to move to one of Canada's 4 Atlantic provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island as well as Newfoundland and Labrador. if you have a job offer from a designated employer in one of these provinces.
The earning potential is often underestimated in Canada’s Atlantic provinces. When you immigrate to New Brunswick, for example, you can enjoy a considerably lower cost of living than some of Canada’s other provinces, which means that even with a modest salary, you and your family will be able to live a very comfortable life. The average salary per year is currently estimated at $59,347 however for an experienced registered nurse, for example, an occupation which is in high demand, you could earn around $65,228 (New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island) $78,059 in Newfoundland & Labrador and $418,107 per year in Nova Scotia.
To apply for your eligibility, simply click the link below or keep reading to find out how to immigrate to Canada through the Atlantic Immigration Pilot and how we can help you get permanent residence.
What is The Atlantic Immigration Pilot and How Does it Work?
What is The Atlantic Immigration Pilot?
The Atlantic Immigration Pilot consists of 3 programs:
- Atlantic International Graduate Program;
- Atlantic High-Skilled Program; and
- Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program.
As mentioned previously, each program has its own set of requirements however all 3 requires that you are able to support yourself financially and take a test to show that your language ability is sufficient in either English or French.
1. The Atlantic International Graduate Program requires that you have a degree from a publicly funded educational institution in an Atlantic province and have lived in one of the provinces for at least 16 months in the 2 years prior to receiving your qualification.
2. The Atlantic High-Skilled Program is aimed at those in management, professional or technical/skilled jobs with the equivalent of a Canadian high school diploma and at least 1-year work experience in a relevant occupation.
3. The Atlantic Intermediate-Skilled Program is for those who have at least 1 year’s experience in a job that needs a high school education or job-specific training and has a Canadian high school diploma or the equivalent thereof.
How Does The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Work?
Step 1: Get a Canadian Job offer in one of the participating Atlantic Provinces from a designated organization. We recommend checking which occupations are in-demand as you will stand a higher chance of finding work in that particular province.
Step 2: Gather all Your Documentation. This includes:
- Language test results;
- Education Credential Assessment
- Proof of Funds
- Settlement Plan
- Certificate of Endorsement from your Province of Choice; and
- Additional documents (specific to each program)
Step 3: Apply for Permanent Residence. You may need to have biometrics for this application process
Step 4: Apply for a Temporary Work permit. This will allow you to work while you are waiting for your permanent residence application to be approved. It is valid for 1 year, employer-specific and only for the Atlantic Immigration Pilot.
How We Can Help You With Your Application
Immigration to Canada can be both complex and confusing. By using our accredited Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultants (RCICs) you will not only optimize your chances of success in the visa application process, but you will receive expert advice on which program is best for your personal needs. Our RCICs are registered with the ICCRC and are legally permitted to assist you by evaluating your eligibility, reviewing all documentation and submitting it to the Canadian government on your behalf. Don't risk your chances of living your Canadian dream.
All you have to do is fill out our application form to receive your assessment today Let us make sure that all forms are completed correctly and sent in on time.